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KSUM’s Hackathon to be Held in Kochi Next Month

In Business
June 19, 2019

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is organising Hackathon 2019 next month as a two-day flagship event providing programmers, application developers as well as technology buffs a platform to collaborate and code a unique solution.

KSUM will hold the July 13-14 event at the ‘Integrated Startup Complex’ in Kalamassery, 20 km north of this city, in association with digital services provider RapidValue and NASSCOM 10,000 Startups.

Hackathon will benefit those looking for an outlet for self-expression and creativity through technology, organisers said. “Hackathon gives birth to several unhackneyed ideas that could be put into actual use by people from all over the world,” according to Dr Saji Gopinath, CEO of KSUM, which is Kerala government’s nodal agency for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state.

The participants are expected to form teams (members totalling not more than five) around an idea so as try to code a solution based on Social, Mobile, IoT, Analytics, Big Data, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and/or mGovernance. Each of them will be given 24 hours to bring their ideas into fruition by working with new technologies and “bringing together tons of code”, according to Rinish K N, Chief Technology Officer, RapidValue. “Our main motive has been to provide a platform for technical enthusiasts to showcase their creativity through technology.”

The winning team will get a cash prize of Rs 30,000, while the first and second runner-up will be awarded Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. Registrations can be made at http://www.rapidvaluehackathon.com, where the list of shortlisted candidates will be notified subsequently.

The debut edition of Hackathon was held in 2016, leading to the creation of two startups besides ‘intrapreneurs’ in a few firms at the Infopark.